Smart glasses for dementia land students top tech prize

29 Dec 2020

Article featured SP’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students, Nashita Fatima, Chen Zihan and Ms Fang Qian, who won the grand prize in the Innovation category of the Huawei ICT Competition last month. The team created a pair of smart glasses designed to help dementia patients suffering from memory loss recognise their loved ones. The glasses are a blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. They also built a companion mobile app that allows family members to track where the glasses and their user are via the Global Positioning System. The team are now exploring adding a function to record the voices of family members so that users can hear their loved ones identifying themselves instead of the robotic voice currently used. Two other teams from Singapore took part in the global finals. The second team, also from SP, built a software system that senses when an elderly person falls, while a TP team designed a system that automates the process of detecting a forest fire.

[The Straits Times]


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